|The Gala Group and Harrah’s Entertainment have teamed up to develop up to eight new casinos across the UK. The team effort hinges on the passing of new UK gambling legislation, which is all but passed, so there shouldn’t be any snags.|
Together they plan to build world class casinos stuffed full of state-of-the-art wizardry and a healthy mix of entertainment and restaurants. Gala even boasts that the new casinos will blow the existing UK competition out of the water: 'The casinos we plan to develop with Harrah's will set a higher standard for gaming than anything we have seen in this country.'
Though Harrah’s is a pretty big player in the US, it’s virtually unknown in Britain. That’s where Gala comes in. Gala has the advantage of being one of the most recognised UK gambling brand names. No surprise that Harrah’s is fine with the new casinos to be Gala branded. As long as they get their foot in the door of the UK market, they’ll operate through anyone they believe can help them.
Gala has already identified potential sites for the casinos that could generate thousands of new jobs and millions in tax revenue. Sweet. Once they’re in through Gala, Harrah’s is planning to hit the ground running. They’re already putting together a joint venture with Gala that sees Gala taking care of the community-based casinos whilst Harrah’s develops mega Las Vegas style resort casinos. Looks like the UK better prepare itself for some big changes.